Accomplished Director of Materials Management who proudly maintains a highly productive, efficient and quality-driven environment at all times. Successful Supply Chain professional driven and compassionate with experience in fast-paced environments. Innovative with expertise in negotiation, customer service, vendor relations, finance, administrative processes, contracting, supply chain, logistics and inventory control. Proven track record in building relationships, marketing and uncovering organizational needs.
Effective staff coach
Resource management expertise
Quality improvement competency
Independent judgment and decision making
Promotes positive behavior
Strong p resentation skills
Strategic planning capability
Planning and development
Ability to Manage Staff
Sound Decision Making
Director Materials Management, 03/2014 to Current Schuylkill Health System – Pottsville, PA
Director Materials Management.
Lead a team of 14 employees in the management of all materials functions to include but not limited to Purchasing, Storeroom and warehousing, Mail room functions and courier services.
Merged the purchasing staff to one location for better communications and process standardization for best purchasing practices.
Our team recently achieved $3.6 million reduction in spending from the previous fiscal year.
I am on the product evaluation committee, chair the Surgical Value Analysis Team and I am the emergency management logistics officer.
Purchasing and Materials Director, 07/2010 to 03/2014 Westfield Hospital – Allentown, PA
Manage and implement all purchasing and materials processes for the hospital system from point of need, sourcing, pricing, contracting, receiving and issuing to departments.
Accomplished a 24% reduction of hospital wide inventory while revenues increased by 51%.
Maintain compliance with GPO Med Assets contract agreements.
Implemented an upgrade of our materials management Point of Issue bar code scanning system and developed a daily supply charge to help capture low cost item chargeable with a goal to increase revenue.
Purchasing Agent/Manager, 05/2001 to 07/2010 Sacred Heart Hospital – Allentown, PA
Responsible for purchasing of all items for 32 cost centers spread over 4 different corporation codes.
Work with sales professionals on RFP, contract negotiations and compliance with Group Purchasing Organization.
Co-chaired Value Analysis, Product Standardization and Safety committee.
Assisted in implementation of new McKesson Pathways materials management computer system resulting in system administrator level and super user instructor.
Selected as interim manager after layoffs to oversee all purchasing and materials functions by leading a team of 6 purchasing agents & assistants.
Distribution & Purchasing Manager, 05/1984 to 05/2001 Young\'s Medical Equipment – Easton, PA
Home and institutional medical equipment set up and instruction for patients and medical professionals.
Managed all aspects of warehouse operations and distribution supervising 9 employees for receiving, stocking and distribution.
Promoted to manage the Purchasing and Materials needs for the Lansdale, PA location and corporation at trade shows.
Managed a team of 12 employees in the purchasing, receiving and distribution areas.
President & Owner, 06/2008 to Current Expedition Properties, L.L.C
A residential Real Estate investing company specializing in purchasing of homes that are not functional or does not contribute to the community.
Previously invested in rental property. Now moving into property "lean" investing.
High School Diploma: 1982 Pleasant Valley - Brodheadsville, PA General Studies Additional continued education includes courses and seminars such as Essentials of Management from the American Management Association (AMA) and Business Administration from Temple University. Warehouse Managing, Negotiating with Vendors, and First Time Buyers, all with the AMA. Recently completed a "Communicating like a Leader" course and "Advanced Materials Logistics" course at Lehigh Carbon Community College.
National Association of Purchasing Managers (NAPM) has allowed me to obtain knowledge of purchasing processes through various industries as well as knowledge of international logistics processes, contract law and manufacturing procurement functions. Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management helps me maintain relationships with local healthcare materials professionals and vendor representatives. National Incident Management Systems certified in levels 100 and 200 in the FEMA Emergency Management System. Currently working on levels 700 & 800 for national disaster incident commander certification training. United States Department of Transportation: Certified in hazardous materials handling and transport. Community Activities:Bowling, secretary of adult league, participate in adult mixed league and men\'s travel league. Past Master and current secretary of Saucon Lodge No. 469 Free & Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania, Coopersburg, PA. Master in 1994 managing all lodge activities and committee\'s for 300 member lodge. A fantastic organization that contributes to multiple charities and I hold a specific duty during meetings requiring a public speaking role. Member for 26 years and current secretary for 7 years. Trained as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician and Firefighter/Auto Rescue.